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Wells-next-the-Sea is a town on the Norfolk Coast

Understand

Wells-next-the-Sea is a village on the North Norfolk coast, part of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

Get in

The village is served by several roads. Located 30 miles NW of Norwich, 15 miles E of Hunstanton and 20 miles W of Cromer.

There are some local bus services. Sanders Coaches service 46 runs between Holt and Wells-next-the-Sea.

National Cycle Route 1. A loop of cycle path runs through the village, the main route running just ½ mile to the S.

Norfolk Coast Path. A long distance footpath running from Hunstanton to Sea Palling but also linking to the Peddlars Way long distance footpath

Get around

The village is small enough to walk around.

See

  • Seals. From Morston, take a ferry to see the seals at Blakeney Point for listing and further information of seal colony and viewing trips.
  • 1 Holkham National Nature Reserve. At 3,900 hectares (9,600 acres), England's largest national nature reserve, comprising of grazing marsh, woodland, salt marsh, sand dunes and foreshore.
  • 2 Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AB, ☏ +44 1328 713111, ✉ visitorinformation@holkham.co.uk. Visit hall, gardens, deer park, cycle hire, boat hire, children's play area, cafe.

Do

  • 1 Wells and Walsingham Light Railway, ☏ +44 1328 711630, ✉ wellswalsinghamrailway@gmail.com. Narrow gauge heritage railway with 4 miles of track. Steam and diesel engines. Passenger service.
  • 2 Wells Railway Station (Station for Wells and Walsingham Light Railway.), Wells Next-the-Sea, NR23 1QB, ☏ +44 1328 711630, ✉ wellswalsinghamrailway@gmail.com.
  • 3 Beach, Beach Rd, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1DR. Sandy beach (for beach lovers)

Buy

  • 1 Natural East, The Quay, 2 Pauls Maltings, Wells-Next-The-Sea, NR23 1AH, ☏ +44 1328 710205, ✉ naturaleast@hotmail.com. Gift shop selling Asian product (rugs, jewellery, statues, furniture and toys).
  • 2 Cellar by the Quay, 3 The Quay, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1FA, ☏ +44 1328 711083, ✉ sales@cellarbythequay.com. M–Sa 10:00–19:00. Su&Bank Holidays 10:00–17:00. Wine shop
  • 3 Co-op (Convenience store & supermarket), Polka Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1JG, ☏ +44 1328 713006. M-Sa 07:00-22:00. Su 10:00-16:00. ATM, in-store café (different hours)
  • 4 Whin Hill Norfolk Cider, The Ciderworks, Stearman’s Yard, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1BW, ☏ +44 1328 711821, ✉ shop@whinhillnorfolkcider.co.uk. Cider, perry and apple juice from local produce.

The village also has many gift shops around and to the S or the Quay.

Eat

  • 1 The Globe Inn (Restaurant & hotel), The Buttlands, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1EU, ☏ +44 1328 710206, ✉ hello@theglobeatwells.co.uk.
  • 2 The Picnic Hut (Coffee & sandwich bar), 73 Staithe Street Wells Next The Sea,NR23 1AN, ☏ +44 1328 710436, ✉ thepicnichut@aol.com. M,F&Su 10:00-16:00. Sa 10:00-16:30. Coffee & sandwich bar
  • 3 Wells Crab House (Seafood Restaurant), 38 Freeman Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1BA, ☏ +44 1328 710456, ✉ enquiries@wellscrabhouse.co.uk. Tu-Sa 12:00-14:30. & 18:00-21:00. Su 12:00-15:00.
  • 4 Fortune House Chinese Take Away, 16 Northfield Ln, Wells-Next-The-Sea, NR23 1LQ, ☏ +44 1328 711655.

Drink

  • 1 Beach Café, Beach Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1DR (Close to beach, 1½ miles N of village.), ☏ +44 1328 713055, ✉ beachcafe@holkham.co.uk.
  • 2 The Golden Fleece (Pub), The Quay, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AH, ☏ +44 1328 710650, ✉ info@goldenfleecewells.co.uk. M–Su 09:00–0:00. Breakfast 09:00–11:30. Full menu 12:00–21:00.. Also serves food.
  • 3 The Albatros, The Quay, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AT, ☏ +44 7979 087228, ✉ info@albatroswells.co.uk. Former Dutch cargo ship built in 1899. Now permanently moored alongside the Quay and used as a bar, restaurant, music venue and B&B.
  • 4 Bang (Cafe, bar, rooms), 2 Staithe St, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AF, ☏ +44 1328 712149, ✉ info@banginwells.co.uk. M-Su 08:30-17:00.
  • 5 The Edinburgh Inn (Pub, restaurant, B&B), 6a Station Rd, Wells-next-the-sea, NR23 1AE, ☏ +44 1328-710120, ✉ olliesrestaurant@hotmail.co.uk.

Sleep

  • 1 Morston Hall, Morston, Holt, NR25 7AA, ☏ +44 1263 741041, fax: +44 1263 740419, ✉ reception@morstonhall.com.
  • 2 The Old Custom House (B&B & Self-Catering), East Quay, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1LD, ☏ +44 1328 711463. £110 (incl. breakfast).
  • 3 The Cobblers Guest House, Standard Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1JU, ☏ +44 1328 710155, ✉ info@cobblers.co.uk. Peak season: £52.50 (surcharges e.g. single occupancy, etc.).
  • 4 Arch House B&B, 50 Mill Rd, Wells next the Sea, NR23 1DB, ☏ +44 1328 710112, ✉ enquiries@archhouse.co.uk.

Camping

  • 5 Blue Skies Camping, Stiffkey Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1QB, ☏ +44 7557 021660, ✉ info@blueskiescampsite.co.uk. Also bike rental.
  • 6 High Sand Creek, Vale Farm, The Greenway, Stiffkey, NR23 1QF, ☏ +44 1328 830235. Tents, small campervans and motorhomes. No caravans.

Stay healthy

  • 1 Nearest Accident & Emergency: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Casualty or the Emergency Room), Gayton Road, King's Lynn, PE30 4ET (26 miles to SW). 24/7.
  • 2 Wells Health Centre (GP or Primary Healthcare), Bolts Close, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1JP, ☏ +44 1328 710741. M 08:30-10:50 & 14:00-15:30 & 16:10-17:40. Tu 08:30-10:50 & 14.30-17:40. W 08:30-10:50 & 14.30-17:00. Th 07:30-10:50 & 14:30-15:30 & 16:10-17:40. F 08:30-10:50 & 16:10-17:40.
  • 3 Nearest Dentist: Wensum Dental Practice, 65 Norwich Road, Fakenham, NR21 8BA (11 miles S of village), ☏ +44 1328 862363, ✉ info@WensumDentalPractice.co.uk.
  • 4 David Jagger Ltd (Pharmacy), 5-7 Staithe St, Wells-Next-The-Sea, NR23 1AG, ☏ +44 1328 710239. M-F 09:00-13:00 & 14:00-18:00. Sa 09:00-13:00 & 14:00-17:00.

Connect

  • 5 Post Office, Station Rd, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AA. M-Sa 09:00-17:30.

Go next

  • Blakeney (Norfolk)
  • Holt
  • Cromer
  • Fakenham
  • Norwich

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